Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber ‘Speed Networking Event’
In honor of this week being Chamber of Commerce Week, News 25 attended the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber’s event called ‘Speed Networking.’
The event is created to help people interact with others to exchange information and develop professional contacts in a quick manner.
Before attending, people were asked to bring 50 business cards and their best elevator pitch.
Chairs were set up in pairs, facing one another all around the room, and each person had a chance to tell the other who they were and their personal mission.
To keep things quick, each person had a minute to share and then after the two minutes were up, the row on the left moved to the next person. Gulf Coast Chamber Programming Director Kendyll Palermo said, “Speed networking is kind of like speed dating but for your business. So, you get to meet all kinds of different people. It’s great for networking and we just get to learn about each other’s business.”
The next event hosted by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber is ‘Breakfast with Business Champions’ by the Diversity Council. That event will be Friday at the Beau Rivage from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.